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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn during the second debate on the Syrian air strikes in the House of Commons. “It is for this House to take matters into its own hands.” Photograph: PA Wire

Jeremy Corbyn has called on MPs to assert their authority over British military action after Theresa May’s government failed to consult parliament ahe(...)

Britain’s prime minister Theresa May making a statement in the House of Commons defending British participation in air strikes on Syria. Photograph: AFP/PRU/Getty Images

Theresa May faced widespread criticism from opposition MPs on Monday for her failure to consult parliament ahead of Saturday’s air strikes against Syr(...)

File photograph of Sergei Skripal at a hearing at the Moscow military district court, Russia, in August 2006. File photograph: Kommersant/Yuri Senatorov via Reuters

The former Russian spy Sergei Skripal was deliberately poisoned with a nerve agent in a case that is now being treated as attempted murder, the police(...)

British prime minister Theresa May need not look far to find enemies arrayed against her on the Conservative backbenches. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Reuters

While Theresa May plodded through prime minister’s questions on Wednesday, many eyes were looking over her left shoulder at an MP sitting on the farth(...)

Britain’s secretary of state for defence Gavin Williamson as he left 10 Downing Street, London this week. Photograph: Hannah McKay/Reuters

British Muslims who travelled to Syria and Iraq to fight for Islamic State should be tracked down and killed, the newly-appointed British defence secr(...)

 Theresa May leaves Downing St: A relatively calm week for the British prime minister.  Photograph:  Jack Taylor/Getty Images

There was an unfamiliar scene in the House of Commons this week as Conservative MPs cheered loudly at the end of Theresa May’s weekly joust with Jerem(...)

The tragicomic scale of the disarray in the British government, which grows more dysfunctional with every week that Theresa May’s rudderless administr(...)

British prime minister Theresa May with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn during Remembrance Sunday in London. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Theresa May lacks the authority to secure a transitional Brexit deal from the European Union and avoid an economic cliff edge after the UK leaves the (...)

Priti Patel, who  resigned as international development secretary,  watches British prime minister Theresa May at a meeting earlier this year. File photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Penny Mordaunt, the pro-Brexit minister for disabled people, has been promoted to the UK cabinet as international development secretary, after Priti (...)

Priti Patel leaves Number 10 Downing Street by the back entrance following her resignation as international development secretary on Wednesday night. Photograph: Neil Hall/EPA

British prime minister Theresa May has lost her second cabinet minister in a week, after Priti Patel, the international development secretary, was for(...)

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